Sunday, April 25, 2010

Barry Day +18 Update

Today (Sunday 4/25/2010) is Barry's Day +18 after transplant.  Here is a photo of Barry sleeping in Mom's arms at LPCH.  On Friday 4/23/2010 we were told that Barry's liver was not functioning correctly and he might be at risk of developing veno-occlusive disease of the liver.  Fortunately, today his blood work showed that his liver function is improving and trending in a positive direction.  His white blood cells are also increasing and today's labs showed it was at 2200.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Photo of Barry Sleeping on Tuesday April 20th, 2010

Here is a photo of Barry peacefully sleeping in Auntie My Linh's arm on the evening of Tuesday 4/20/2010.  His white blood cell count was 400 but it might bounce up and down for the next few days.  He is still feeding through his Hickman catheter.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Barry's Stem Cell Transplant on Wed 04/07/2010

On Wednesday April 7th, 2010 at around 11:00 a.m., Barry got an infusion of stem cells.  The event was very anticlimactic.  As you can see from the pictures above, the stem cells look very similar to a bag of red blood cells.  The mean time to engraftment is about eighteen days so now we just have to wait until Day +18 to see where he is at with his engraftment.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


The Transplant (a haiku)

No more blood cancer
My new cells will attack you